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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

North Perth

Code SSC50590 (SSC)
People 8,544
Male 4,219
Female 4,325
Median age 36
Families 2,106
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,891
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,733
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $365
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 8,544 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,219 49.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,325 50.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33 0.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,544 people in North Perth (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 569 6.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 453 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 360 4.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 331 3.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 684 8.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 842 9.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 763 8.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 702 8.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 724 8.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 623 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 538 6.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 420 4.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 362 4.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 234 2.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 281 3.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 228 2.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 228 2.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 201 2.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Perth (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.7% of the population.

Registered marital status North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,024 42.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 165 2.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 581 8.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 399 5.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,986 41.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Perth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.3% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Perth (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,691 43.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 827 13.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,695 43.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In North Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Perth (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 126 5.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 368 15.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 159 6.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 55 2.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 148 6.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 82 3.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 59 2.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 162 6.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 577 24.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 50 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 586 24.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,372 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Perth (State Suburbs) 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 12.2% in secondary school and 31.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,205 60.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,685 46.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 795 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 488 6.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,883 36.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In North Perth (State Suburbs), 36.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,030 63.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,338 28.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 255 5.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 164 3.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,787 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,787 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 63.3% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 507 11.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 437 9.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 391 8.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 701 15.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,327 50.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Perth (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Perth (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 846 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,374 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,733 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Perth (State Suburbs) was $846.

Travel to work, top responses North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,194 72.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,826 25.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 617 8.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,226 17.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In North Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 8.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,931 27.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,029 28.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 719 10.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 516 7.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Perth (State Suburbs), 28.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 891 42.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 924 43.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 247 11.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 44 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Perth (State Suburbs), 43.9% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 11.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In North Perth (State Suburbs) 23.0% of single parents were male and 77.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,975 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,070 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Perth (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,070 and those without children was $2,975.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 480 26.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 84 4.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 418 23.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 263 14.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 82 4.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 235 12.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 125 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 128 7.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In North Perth (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 23.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,326 90.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 335 9.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In North Perth (State Suburbs), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,475 74.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 371 11.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 466 14.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Perth (State Suburbs), 74.4% were separate houses, 11.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 264 7.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 760 22.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,610 48.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 642 19.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 1.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Perth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.9% had 1 bedroom, 22.9% had 2 bedrooms and 48.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,023 30.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,128 33.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,092 32.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 48 1.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Perth (State Suburbs), 30.8% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 32.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,084 62.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 962 28.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 281 8.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In North Perth (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.6% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 8.4% were group households.

Household income North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Perth (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 365 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 8.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 10.2 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None 315 9.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,278 38.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,211 36.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 433 13.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 88 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In North Perth (State Suburbs), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 15 46.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 17 53.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Perth (State Suburbs), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 15 (or 46.9%) were male and 17 (or 53.1%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,083 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,083.

Mortgage and rent North Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 198 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In North Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $198 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,690.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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